Happy Friday!!! Going into the weekend, I wanted to give you a fun summer appetizer recipe that makes amazing use of summer veggies. This Warm Summer Vegetable and Herb Dip with Toasty Baguette is my new FAVOURITE summertime healthy appetizer because its quick and easy to make, and tastes incredible! It is literally just packed full of all the healthy summer veggies, cooked down into a creamy dip that is begging to have some toasty baguette chunks dunked in.
This is one of those recipe that feels indulgent and like something you would order at a restaurant (and spend way too much money on). Yet it is still so summery because it has the freshness of parsley and basil, as well as cherry tomatoes, summer squash and zucchini. Its all cooked in a skillet until saucy, and then we stir in a little bit of hummus to add creaminess and the perfect amount of garlicky tang. Even Greg was surprised at how much he loved it, because normally he’s not really a vegetable-lover!
The key ingredients…
There are a few key ingredients here that really make this recipe a WOW sort of dish.
- zucchini or summer squash
- ripe cherry tomatoes
- fresh basil and parsley (although you can use dried if you have to)
- freshly baked baguette (I recommend getting the really good stuff from the bakery)
- vodka (there is a splash of vodka in here, it really amplifies the tomato flavour, but of course you can omit if you aren’t comfortable cooking with alcohol)
Making the dip couldn’t be easier, its all done in one pan! And then you just rip up chunks of baguette, toss in some oil, salt and pepper, and bake until lightly toasted. You might want to double up on the baguette though because you’ll be wanting to eat more and more, trust me!